Welcome to game week 24, day 2 of the Turkish Airlines Euro League. Its a double game week! Meaning teams will play 2 games this week instead of 1. Today is day 4 of the week and with 5 games going today.
Before we take a look at each position, lets take a look at some stats.
Match Up Chart
Performance Index Rating (PIR)
PIR (Performance Index Rating) is a metric used in EL leagues that attempts to give a perspective on a player’s total performance. The metric is a simple addition and subtraction of positive and negative game factors.
- Scottie Wilbekin (Questionable)
- Nihad Dedovic (Questionable)
- Anthony Gill (Questionable)
- Cory Higgins (Questionable)
- Chris Kramer (Questionable)
- Jeff Brooks (Questionable)
- Ognjen Kuzmic (Questionable)
- Ognjen Dobric (Questionable)
- Joffrey Lauvergne (Questionable)
- Dmitry Khvostov (Questionable)
- Filip Covic (Questionable)
Dairis Bertans (Questionable)
- OUT: Mateusz Ponitka, Alex Renfroe, Colton Iverson, Sam Van Rossom, Jordan Loyd, Jeremy Evans, Tarik Black, Yovel Zoosman, Riccardo Morashini, Kevin Pangos, Andrea Cinciarini, Omir Casspi, John DiBartolomeo, Nate Wolters
Injuries are tough to find in Euroleague. There is not a lot of information out there, other than the teams twitter pages. Best way to keep an eye on injuries is in our VIP room, slack. We have multiple twitter sources integrated so you get up to the second news all in one place for every sport!
Now lets take a look at some plays. Important to remember that lineups are normally released anywhere from 2-10 minutes before tip time. Something starting lineups are not announced till after the tip. Being on top of starting lineups can be a big advantage in Euroleague.
Nick Calathes- Calathes comes in with the best match up of all the top tier guards on today’s slate. Calathes did put up a dude last game scoring only 19.5 DK points. Today’s match up is a lot better vs ZEN. I would start all Cash games with Nick.
Mid Tier Guard
Thomas Heurtel- Heurtel has returned from injury to see 16 and 18 minutes the last 2 games. In those 2 games, he put up 22.25 and 23.5 DK points. If Wiggins is still out, look for Heurtel to still see right around 20 minutes. Love the price point on him.
Andrew Albicy – The value guards today are very weak. If you need to go low today, I would look at Albicy. He has seen over 25+ minutes the last 2 games, putting up 29 and 19 DK points in those 2 games. I would rather look towards Punter, Hollins and Heurtel before diving this low today.
Bojan Dubljevic – Bojan is 2K less than Mirotic and in a lot better spot. He has also been on a tear recently, scoring 24, 33.75 and 35.25 in his last games. With all the injuries to VBC guards, Bojan has been asked to carry this team. The one thing that kept Greg Monroe from playing more in the NBA was he doesnt play defense, and that is who will be guarding Bojan today. Lock and load with him.
Mid Tier Forward
Jan Vesely – Going right back to Vesely today after his 24 point Dk performance last game. Jan is seeing over 25 minutes the last 3 games and i see that continuing today as well. Jan finally is looking like his old self and at his price he is great for the spot he is in today.
Mike Tobey – Tobey has been the better of the 3 remaining forwards for VBC, over Abalde and Doornekamp. He has scored 17.5+ DK points in his last 5 games. Today he gets a great match up in BAY. Love his value for today.
Note: You will not be able to just plug in all of these plays and have a lineup. This article is intended to highlight a few plays at each position who are in great spots. Don’t forget to utilize our EL cheat sheets for suggested plays at each position. The cheat sheet are updated all the way up to lock!